Wednesday, August 12, 2009

El Pollo Ankle

I'm not a spa type person. I'm not much for the pampering thing. I don't dream about sitting on beaches and reading books. Maybe because I fell asleep on a beach in Mexico once and while I was in dreamland sleeping off a night of dancing and Margaritas and recovering from doing the Hustle and knocking that lady to the floor when we did the bump (the dance not the uglies)..the sun moves it's position and my helpless foot was left to cook in the sun! When I say cooked I mean El Pollo Loco extra crispy! I had a Gangster limp for two days after that. It really curtailed my nocturnal endeavors!!! Okay well that was my fault but the point is I'm not into the chill and get my nails did stuff.

When it comes to watching movies It's a different story. I dig the quality and the little things count as far as I'm concerned. I want my plush seats. I want sound that rattles my fillings. I want digital projection so crisp and real that I want to run down the aisle and jump at the screen because I'm trying to tackle Megan Fox! When it comes to movies I want to be pampered. That's why I dig the Arclight. I like choosing my seat. I like that it's a cut above. To quote Pulp Fiction "You'll know where the extra money went." Not to mention they have a bar! A BAR!!! Maybe I enjoy that a bit too much but we all know some movies work better under the influence.

When I was a kid I really dug G.I. Joe. I was never a Transformers kid. I thought Snake Eyes was bad ass and I read all the comics and watched all the cartoons. I had to check out the G.I. Joe movie in the comfort of the Arclight today. I really enjoyed it. The Baroness was hotter than an ankle cooking in the Mexican sun! Even though Snake Eyes had lips he hit all the cool aspects of the character especially during the Paris chase. I half expected a big CGI kids hand to come in and grab the actors and vehicles and move them around like action figures! It was everything I'd hoped it would be. Non stop action and the characters were fun. Some interesting flashback sequences filled out the story and brought everything together. The kid in me is ready for the sequel. YO JOE!!!


More ECB Pages.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Shame, Shame, Shame!

Time to dust off the cobwebs of this blog and get it back up and running. I've been spending most of my time on Deviant Art and on Twitter so I've more than neglected this blog.


Three shames because it's just that shameful.

I'll get things going again with some retread of my latest da journal. Which covers SDCC and a few other tibits I'll be posting new art from my webcomic Emerald City Blues and some updates of my comic 88. If you can't wait head over to my DA page for the skinny.
ECB Chapter01

ECB Chapter02

Despite my best efforts I really enjoyed SDCC. I didn't have to "work" it so for me it was like a mini one day vacation. I got to hang with my friends. I did some drawings and saw some cool stuff. Now I see why the average non comic business person loves the show. It's fun. It was well organized and the weather was perfect. That being said the show has changed even more and has moved even farther from comic books and into a mini product marketing pop culture show. When I say changed I mean, bigger and more mainstream than even a few years ago. I would walk by the Star Wars booth and see it packed with kids and fans. I'd stroll through the Indie booth section and see lots of creators playing with their I-Phones. Here is an article with some thoughts on the subject that I think is a must read.

I also noted the announcement of Apples new larger I-pod/perfect for e-reading device. IMHO this is going to be a game changer in terms of how people enjoy portable media. i.e. comics. I'm sure that's not why they built it but it will serve my purposes as a creator and as a consumer. My idea. Custom comics to go with the music!
Apple Pad

As for who will provide the media for these fancy e-readers. An interesting article about Long Box. The numbers and the idea are compelling. Although it all seems like another person trying to be a middle man in a world moving farther and farther away from the middle man. I'd like to know that the money I spend ends up in the hands of the creator whose art I enjoy. I'm not about making big companies money for being gate keepers to a realm they fenced off in the first place. Thankfully the Internet seems to have leveled that playing field. Either way read up because knowing is half the battle...or something like that.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Emerald City Blues Part 4

Some more pages from my on going webcomic based on the Wizard of Oz.
I hope you dig it!